The KiCad project is proud to announce the latest series 5 stable release of KiCad. The 5.1.2 stable version contains critical bug fixes and other minor improvements since the 5.1.0 release. It also includes improved footprint, symbol, and 3D model libraries, translations, and documentation. A list of all of the fixed bugs since the 5.1.0 release can be found on the KiCad 5.1.2 milestone page. This release contains several critical bug fixes so please consider upgrading as soon as possible.
If you are wondering why there was no "official" 5.1.1 release, there was a serious issue after 5.1.1 was tagged and some users had downloaded the unreleased 5.1.1 builds from the KiCad build server. The only way to prevent install conflicts was to create a new 5.1.2 tag with the bug fix and spin new builds. The KiCad project would like to apologize for any inconvenience this may have caused.
Version 5.1.2 is made from the lp:kicad/5.1 branch with some cherry picked changes from the development branch.
Packages for Windows, MacOS, and Linux are available or will be in the very near future. See the KiCad download page for guidance.
Thank you to all developers, packagers, librarians, document writers, translators, and everyone else who helped make this release possible.